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Oh my gosh… this is so delicious! I picked up a box of this today because a friend recommended it to me forever ago, and I could never find a store that sold it! Until today. I ventured into an organic health food store and made a beeline for the tea section, and there it was.
The scent is delicate and intriguing. Very floral (as you would expect, of course), steeps a nice warm shade of brown, and the taste is heavenly! Tulsi is a very gentle herb by itself; mildly minty and earthy. But when coupled with aromatic and simply lovely rose, it’s a match made in heaven!
The two flavors form a very amenable and fragrant partnership, (neither one dominating the other- instead, they support and riff off of one another) and the rose flavor lingers on the tongue delightfully after each sip. There’s the perfect amount of sweetness, too (and this is coming from a person who favors using sweeteners lightly and sparingly!) and I can’t say enough about this blend.I’m so glad I committed to the whole box! Will be buying again.
This is the best tulsi-based blend I’ve tried. Tulsi is a mild enough base that it lets the strong ginger shine, and the lemon serves as a mediator between the mildness and the spiciness of the two.
Organic India’s rose blend is too sweet, the plain tulsi blend too mild, and the pomegranate green blend is just icky.
This one is perfect.
I honestly don’t know what my infatuation with Tulsi is all about. I just love it. I think the best part about it is how it makes me feel, far more than the taste itself. It truly is a miracle plant!
Of the three Organic India blends I’ve had, this one is my second favorite. I adore ginger teas, and the sharpness of the ginger and lemon balances beautifully with the mildness of the Tulsi.
And I feel wonderful after I drink it. It settles in my stomach and warms me up, and lifts my mood. (Which is good, because I have the weekend from hell coming.) Glad I have a respectable stash of this stuff at the ready!
The next one I want to try is the Cinnamon Rose kind.
Flavors: Lemon Zest
Picked up a box of this because I loved the Original Tulsi blend from this company so much. I think this one might be even better! The lemon ginger flavoring is actually very mild and plays very nicely with the gentleness of the tulsi. None of the flavors dominate- it’s perfectly balanced and warming without being spicy. Perfect cuppa for a blustery day like today.
Round 2: Sometimes with… unique teas you have to take a creative approach. I did half a teaspoon of this tea and half a teaspoon of chamomile, and double the sugar (2 teaspoons). I regretted the double sugar. However, the tea was more palatable this time.
Next up: iced! lol
I ordered a 3.5 ounce tin of this and got it this morning. I really really wanted to like this after the big success with Tazo “Rest,” but on first sniff and taste, I’m not happy. It smells really really strong and awful. Takes me back to Adagio’s rooibos jasmine. Very perfumy. Even my cat backed away when he smelled it. On tasting it, it tastes pretty similar to the smell but not quite as bad. I’ll give it another try later today but I’m not too hopeful after this.
I just want to try a new tea and actually LIKE it, dagnabut! >_
Licorice seems like it can be hard to pull off in a tea because it can be a little overpowering? I’ve had some pretty bad ones in the past (won’t name them). This one complemented the other flavors and you could taste all of them if you concentrated. Licorice is one of my favorite spices because it is very characteristic/reminiscent of Chinese medicine and this tea played on that well.
The taste of this tea is very similar to the tulsi peppermint flavor in that the two main herbs play off of each other. I never had gotu kola before, but the minty flavor has a very cleansing taste. I think it actually does strengthen your brain as I had my first lucid dream after I drank this tea!
This was one of my first from Organic India when I mainly wanted to try them for health benefits. Lemon, ginger, and tulsi is a dynamite combination as a digestive tonic/medicinal tea. Perfect pick-me-up for those plain old “blech” days where you don’t want to go to work or whatever.
Honestly there was hardly a taste of jasmine at all. That doesn’t make this a bad tea, it just isn’t quite what it’s marketed as. A sort of anise/fennel/licorice type taste really is dominant here. All around a pleasant tea, but I did want jasmine when I bought it.
I kind of find that with these tulsi teas that the tulsi flavor seems to dominate the whole thing – hence the name haha. But this one seemed to hit a good balance. The natural honeyish taste of chamomile was easy to detect. The vanilla was certainly the star here though, in the best possible way. It only added to the taste and didn’t take over.
unfortunately, now i have a lot of ‘tea homework’ because i’ve been drinking tons of new teas but haven’t been properly logging many of them.
i bought a box of this from the health food store.
if you ask me, no other herbal tea can compare to the relaxing qualities of tulsi.
i hope i always have a box of this in my cupboard. always.
I enjoyed this tea quite a bit. The taste is mostly ginger with a touch of lemon, but there was no heat from the ginger to push this to the “medicinal” side of herbal teas. That said, I’m tempted to buy a box of this to keep on hand in case of colds/sickness. With a touch of honey I think this would be a comforting cup for an itchy throat or other general yuckiness.
Using up the last two teabags from this box. I enjoyed this blend because it introduced me to Tulsi itself. Now I can detect it when I come across it in other blends.
It seems to be a light, mellow, slightly minty herb with a lot of health benefits. While kind of uninteresting flavorwise by itself, I now happen to know that it is quite tasty when blended with other flavorings, such as lemon ginger and spearmint. I look forward to trying other blends with Tulsi in them, as well as reaping the health benefits that Organic India claims this herb brings to its consumers.
Yay, holy basil!
I’m in an almost- blind panic about a group presentation on the Merchant of Venice that I’m supposed to help give tomorrow.
Tulsi, come hither.
I love just breathing in the vapors from this tea as it steeps. It’s just lovely and earthy and deep. It brews a light brown color, similar to that of white tea. Organic India cuts the leaves very finely, so the bags release a lot of flavor. The longer you let it steep, the better.
I have no illusions that it’s going to solve all my problems or anything, but man, it does help me calm down drinking it. I can feel it warming my chest and belly as it goes down, and after it settles in my belly, I always, always, ALWAYS feel better. I know that by the time I finish this mug, I will be ready to get back to work on my presentation notes.
Thank God for holy basil.
I picked this up at the grocery store on a total whim. I’d never even heard of Tulsi before, but the box said it was supposed to relieve stress and provide a number of other health benefits. And I decided, Well, last night sucked for me and I feel gloomy today, so why not give it a try? If it doesn’t work, at least it won’t hurt anything. It’s benign basil.
It tastes very earthy, rich, and refreshing. It’s very definitely an herbal brew! It was very enjoyable. If you let it steep for a long time, it starts to have a minty note, too.
I did feel better emotionally after drinking it, too. So I’m glad I bought it! It’s also organic and fair-trade.